Damarious Randall is one of the newest members of the Cleveland Browns. I'm not sure if he was trying to win over his new fans, or trolling them over the Cavaliers being huge underdogs in upcoming NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Either way, he sent out a tweet late Monday night that could get interesting.
Right now, MyBookie has the Cavaliers at +715 to upset the Warriors. That means a bettor can lay $100 to win $715 on the team. On the other side, bettors have to wager a crazy $1,030 to win $100.
Those odds have been moving in the Warriors' direction, even with the low payouts. According to OddsShark, things opened at Warriors -900, Cleveland +675.
Damarious Randall better hope there isn't a historic upset. In his tweet, he said that he would buy a jersey for anyone that retweeted him, if the Cavaliers win.
Randall is a decent player entering his fourth NFL season. He has a solid Twitter following of around 118,000 people, but could not have predicted the reaction.
As of this writing, the Damarious Randall's tweet has over 533,500 retweets.
He doesn't specify what kind of jersey he will buy. Assuming he meant a Cavaliers jersey, the cheapest you'll find is around $50, and most of those are youth sizes.
Even if Randall was somehow able to get someone to manufacture a ton of jerseys for a few bucks each, he's in the hole for millions, should the Cavaliers win. And he says he's good for it.
According to Spotrac, Randall made $6,492,000 during his three years with the Green Bay Packers. He's set to make $1.5 million with the Browns this year, and over $9 million next year, though as it is the NFL, there's a good chance he won't be kept at that price.
Basically, Randall is the world's biggest Warriors fan right now. Or, more likely, he's just falling back on the fact that there is no way to make him pay up.